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Kidney problems in children - tubular disorders

The kidneys clean our blood. The first step in this cleaning process is filtration, which happens in tiny little filters, called glomeruli, designed to hold back large proteins and blood cells.

The filtered fluid then enters elongated narrow tubes, which are called tubules. But a number of different problems can affect the tubules – which in turn can affect the ability of the kidney to carry out its work.

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